Fairway Russell Stover Candies - former BP Station

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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by KCMax » Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:54 am

GRID wrote: What about another gas station?
Makes sense to me because of the high visibility on a frequently traveled state highway, but they already removed the gas tanks.

A coffee shop could work if the patio faced the Fairway shops.
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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by chrizow » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:06 pm

i don't get what it could be other than a coffee shop or something like that.  it's a pretty small area.  i hope it's a latteland.  i could see a caribou as well, like the drive-thru one farther down on SM Pkwy. 

a good drive-thru coffee spot there would be fine with me.  it's not like that area is ever going to be "urban" - though its inner-suburban scale is a good deal more "urban" than most of midtown...

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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by mgsports » Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:19 pm

Food Court with Pizza Hunt Express and Subway.
Theirs was C. Store owned by Conoco that didn't sell Gas in Olathe one by Kansas City Road and Ridgeview and other by the Price Chopper Shopping Center on East side of Santa Fe by Mur-Len Road.
A little Book Store that's like a Newspaper Stand?
Farmers Market?
Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme or Baskin Robbins?

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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by NDTeve » Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:44 am

Dunkin Donuts would be perfect.
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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by cityscape » Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:49 pm

According the KCStar it is going to be a Russell Stovers shop similar to their new concept store next to Oak Park Mall.  They are tearing down the old BP and building a new store.

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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by KCMax » Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:56 pm

Fail.
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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by chrizow » Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:12 pm

cityscape wrote: According the KCStar it is going to be a Russell Stovers shop similar to their new concept store next to Oak Park Mall.  They are tearing down the old BP and building a new store.
"It will be something that will be great for the neighborhood and something everyone will like and enjoy,” said Shane Glazer of MSG Investments, Prairie Village, owner of the gas station site at 2814 Shawnee Mission Parkway.

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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by DaveKCMO » Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:33 pm

KCMax wrote: Fail.
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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by NDTeve » Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:45 pm

Boooooooooooooooooooooo
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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by Maitre D » Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:50 pm

Times are tight out there when this is a topic of discussion.
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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by Midtownkid » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:19 pm

Not sure why there are so many boos to this.  I agree that tearing down the building is shitty, but Russell Stovers is fine by me...it's not Christopher Elbow...but it's still a hometown business.  I'd actually like to see them in the P+L
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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by DaveKCMO » Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:02 pm

Midtownkid wrote: Not sure why there are so many boos to this.  I agree that tearing down the building is shitty, but Russell Stovers is fine by me...it's not Christopher Elbow...but it's still a hometown business.  I'd actually like to see them in the P+L
have you tried one of their sugar free chocolates? IT'S FUCKING CAT LITTER.

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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by trailerkid » Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:57 am

WHO THE FUCK CARES WHAT A GAS STATION IN FAIRWAY TURNS INTO?

Save your fail comments for stuff that actually matters. Sad that topics like this is what this discussion board has become.   

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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by KCLover » Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:31 am

trailerkid wrote: WHO THE FUCK CARES WHAT A GAS STATION IN FAIRWAY TURNS INTO?

Save your fail comments for stuff that actually matters. Sad that topics like this is what this discussion board has become.   
My thoughts exactly. If Russel Stover announced that it was going to the P&L district everybody would be singing a different tune. It was a gas station, come on.

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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by BEERMAN » Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:57 am

KCLover wrote: My thoughts exactly. If Russel Stover announced that it was going to the P&L district everybody would be singing a different tune. It was a gas station, come on.
I think its worth talking about.  This was a missed opportunity for prime location along SMP.  Outside of valentines day when does anyone buy a box of chocolate.  An ice cream store would have thrived in this location.  Imagine a Ben and Jerry's.

It's just one disappointment after another in this town.

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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by chrizow » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:19 am

trailerkid wrote: WHO THE FUCK CARES WHAT A GAS STATION IN FAIRWAY TURNS INTO?

Save your fail comments for stuff that actually matters. Sad that topics like this is what this discussion board has become.   
i care.  that area is very close to kcmo, and it's a vibrant, mixed-use area.  grocery store, restaurants, dry cleaners, independent bookstore, etc. all within walking distance of dozens of residences.  i think it's reasonable to have some small sliver of anticipation regarding what might open in such a high-traffic, attractive area. 

thanks for weighing in to tell us what matters and what doesn't though.  sometimes it is easy to forget that an anonymous, random, sarcastic internet forum should focus on only the most profound issues facing the metro.

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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by NDTeve » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:21 am

I pass it every day on the way to work...so frankly I don't give a fuck what you guys deem important.
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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by LenexatoKCMO » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:29 am

BEERMAN wrote: I think its worth talking about.  This was a missed opportunity for prime location along SMP.  Outside of valentines day when does anyone buy a box of chocolate.  An ice cream store would have thrived in this location.  Imagine a Ben and Jerry's.
I think the new russel stover stores they have been building have ice cream counters.  I may be off base, but didn't the russel stover empire start in the basement of a home somewhere in that general corner of town? 

I don't get the outrage - local company investing in retail storefronts.  I don't love their chocolate but it seems like an amenity upgrade over a gas station.

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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by KCMax » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:46 am

I'd much rather have the gas station than a chocolate store.
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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by ComandanteCero » Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:40 pm

hm... yeah, Russel Stovers... not feeling it.
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